Corona and Earth-lit Moon

The perfect display of the lunar surface in the resulting image is probably beyond the abilities of human vision. As far as I know, nobody he reported visual observing of details on the lunar surface during eclipse.
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Date29. 03. 2006
Time2nd contact 10:38:09 UT, 3rd contact 10:42:03 UT
Total eclipse duration 3 m 54 s
PlaceEl Salloum (Egyptian Desert, near Libyan border)
CoordinateE 25° 9.833', N 31° 33.833'
ConditionsClear sky, Sun altitude above horizon 62°
OpticsAstro-Physics EDL 90 with Nikon 1.6x Teleconverter, EFL approx. 750mm
CameraNikon D70 digital camera (ISO 200)
Exposure1/2000 s - 1/2 s
ProcessingComposition of 58 images. Eclipse images were extracted from NEF format using Iris 5.32, aligned by means of phase correlation, composed using of LDIC 4.0 software, processed using Corona 4.0 in order to visualize coronal structures. Final processing was done using ACC 6.0 software.
Image processing by Miloslav Druckmüller and Hana Druckmüllerová
SoftwareIris 5.32, PhaseCorr 4.0, LDIC 4.0, Corona 4.0, Sofo ACC 6.0
OrientationImage must be rotated 28.0 ° anticlockwise to achieve standard orientation i. e. North up.
Copyright© 2006 Massimiliano Lattanzi, Hana Druckmüllerová, Miloslav Druckmüller

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
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